25 Hippie Quotes-The hippie movement was created in the United States sometime in the 1960’s. For many this society is associated with rock n’ roll, drugs and sex. This movement was heavily based on Eastern religions, typically Buddhism. There is a key principle held by the movement that focuses on man’s connections with nature. It also encompasses the positive interactions of humans with each other. Hippies placed a major emphasis on the use of the recreational drug marijuana. They hold the view that ultimate peace is only achievable once mankind reverts to the original way of life. A life focused on naturalness. These principles also brought a unique style of language, sayings and Hippie Quotes.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace – John Lennon
John Lennon played a major role in the hippie movement. The Beatles co-founder was somewhat of a peace activist. His music was very influential. The peace movement was a key element of the society. During the 60’s there was an upsurge in the purchasing of televisions. Lennon observed that many American citizens were not focused on the very important concept of peace. They preferred to be entertained and focused on themselves.
25 Hippie Quotes
“All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.” Jimi Hendrix
“The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.” Abbie Hoffman
“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Bob Dylan
“Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“If you want to be free, be free, because there’s a million things to be.” Cat Stevens
“Hippies are so phoney and fake.” George Harrison
“If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running.” Jimi Hendrix
“Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.” Carl Jung
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” Bob Marley
“The New York State Freeway’s closed, man. Far out!” Arlo Guthrie
“Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.” Napoleon Hill
“In time we hate that which we often fear.” William Shakespeare
“Clay is one of the best things you can put in your body.” Shailene Woodley
“There is a secret hippie within me.Shailene Woodley.” Phillip Lim
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley
“Never go with a hippie to a second location.” Alec Baldwin
“I was a beatnik in the ’50s before the hippies came along.” Charles Manson
“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” John Lennon
“None but ourselves can free our minds.” Bob Marley
“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.” Bob Dylan
“If you don’t risk anything you risk everything. ” Mark Zuckerberg
“In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.” John Spence
“Being popular is the most important thing in the world!” Homer
“I know this for sure, that doing good actually makes you better.” Oprah Winfrey
“Nothing like being scolded by a hippie.” Sarah Dessen
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance – Alan Watts
The hippies were strong fighters for change. Their movement appeared strange to those on the outside. These was predominately because of their unconventional practices. Alan Watts a British writer is known for introducing Eastern philosophy to the west. His views were also part of the movement. Eastern practices were an important part of the hippie society. They believed that in order for war to stop they was a need for change. You will be ridiculed, for being part of a movement different from the norm.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world – Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead was a major media mogul during the 1960’s. She had very strong views that supported the hippies’ peace movement. As a cultural anthropologist she knew the huge impact a tingy group of focused individuals could have on the globe.
The hippie movement brought about many changes to the world. Dress was a major element which was influenced, so to was life philosophies. Many influential figures shared similar beliefs of the hippies. This caused America to travel on a new path.